Trying a New Fad, Standing Desk

In corporate world by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I have been blogging for years, from my mobile phone, typing on trains with my bluetooth keyboard, but I think this is my first blog post I typed standing up! After the Chinaccelerator 10 x 10 speaker series, one of the speakers in Beijing, Richard Robinson motivated a lot of us entrepreneurs to work STANDING UP! Richard mentioned how he …

Putting it up on the block, for real this time, newyorkbarstore

In corporate world, usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Kinda have played with the idea in the past, blogging if people wanted to buy / partner with newyorkbarstore, mentioning it to a few close friends or business colleagues in the bar products industry. I have listed it on a domain selling website flippa – 6 Year Old Bar Products, Supplies Ecommerce Site Page rank 5 domain, decent google rankings. …

Need More Stuff – George Carlin – A Minimalist

In corporate world by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Always liked George Carlin stand up…remember listening to it with my hometown friends Andrew Moran and others in grade school (yea, weird a little bit to listen to this stuff at such a young age). Listened a few times to this video “stuff” lately, while in USA (when re-uniting with Andrew, Scott, and others) as well as over here in …

When Family + Business Collide – A new born baby while running a business

In corporate world, travel, usa by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Met my good friend, Mike Andrews today, who went to Stevens Tech with me, at his company Hudson Digital Systems for internet marketing training and SEO consulting for his business. Again, trying to use public transportation has been difficult…looked to take a train to West Paterson, NJ but so many connections for only 16 miles….he ended up picking me up …

Funny Idea of Management Structure – But I Disagree

In business, corporate world by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Lammy, my number 1 blog commenter these days, shared with me this funny comic about the way management structures actually work. But Lammy, please realize this is probably written or drawn by the guy “at the bottom”. I think most staff think its soooo easy to be a big boss, don’t have pressure from a boss to get work done, …

Being WEALTHY Is All In Your Mind!

In corporate world by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Just read a great article – where all that money went from the financial meltdown that came from the NY times. It speaks of how in the past couple years, American households have lost 11 trillion dollars of WEALTH. But then it says, WHAT IS WEALTH , what is being rich? The quote a Michael Reiter, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona …

Small Business changes who we are

In corporate world, motivation by Michael Michelini6 Comments

I am waiting in the lobby of shangri la hotel in tsim sha tsui meeting my friend scott taylor from delta tau delta fraternity, he and i met in a leadership academy (2001) in west Virginia, he went to Georgia tech in atlanta – i was at Stevens tech in new jersey. We met again 7 years ago or so …

Learning from Tiger Woods

In corporate world by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Something for people who are building a personal brand. Tag Heuer to drop Tiger Woods from US campaigns PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer said Friday that it will “downscale” its use of golfer Tiger Woods’ image in its advertising campaigns for the foreseeable future. The company said it will continue its relationship with Woods but is …

Companies are People, DISC method to evaluate

In corporate world by Michael Michelini3 Comments

The older i get, the more i keep realizing, companies aren’t products or services….they are groups of people fighting to grow – working hard to add value to an industry, to educate people in their following, and to build a great team. Thats why i realize its essential to attract and retain top performers in the industry you provide…. How …

Too many people spend too much money

In business, corporate world, usa by Michael Michelini14 Comments

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned for things they dont like to impress people they dont like” – Will Smith This is a great quote…i mean, funny because its so damn true!! But sad at the same time. And its even sadder because i would have to say americans are feeling the after effects of living the lifestyle …

Interview with Friend, MBA student, Jonathan Conte

In corporate world, usa by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I have been spending a lot of time with my friend Jon Conte, whom I met in ITALY back in 2003 when we were part of a scholarship program for Italian Americans to learn about their heritage in Italy…..we were both living in New York at the time, so after our return from italy, we would spend times partying in …

Trusting People And Scaling a Business

In business, corporate world by Michael Michelini3 Comments

I have to admit, it has always been difficult for me to fully trust a person…..which, is the opposite many people think of me. Often i am told i trust too easily (especially what chinese people say about all foreigners), BUT i think my main difference is that i trust easily on a limited basis, but for full trust, that …

Story of 2 Fishermen – Life Lesson?

In corporate world, motivation by Michael Michelini42 Comments

With all the things I’ve been getting involved with, I think back to an interesting story…I think it was good, reliable, relaxed friend Scott Katin. Well, before I start reflecting on it, let me do my best to re-write it here. ============================= Story of 2 Fishermen 2 fishermen are sitting in on a quiet beach, each day they catch fish, …

few days away, I hate email….

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I am back from a trip to Ningbo…and I didn’t have access to email…so now I am digging through 493 new emails…thus I am writing this “complaining” post, enjoy! and let me know what you think “did you get my email about that notice”, “dont you read my email?”. Then there are the guys who write book-long emails…and expect people …